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Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama: A Life | Peter Slevin
An inspiring story of a modern American icon, here is the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama. With disciplined reporting and a storytellers eye for revealing detail, Peter Slevin follows Michelle to the White House from her working-class childhood on Chicagos largely segregated South Side. He illuminates her tribulations at Princeton University and Harvard Law School during the racially charged 1980s and the dilemmas she faced in Chicago while building a high-powered career, raising a family and helping a young community organizer named Barack Obama become president of the United States. From the lessons she learned in Chicago to the messages she shares as one of the most recognizable women in the world, the story of this First Lady is the story of America. Michelle Obama: A Life is a fresh and compelling view of a woman of unique achievement and purpose. From the Hardcover edition.
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Chelleo
Michelle Obama: A Life | Peter Slevin
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I am beyond excited to learn that First Lady Michelle Obama is the Opening General Session speaker for the American Library Association Annual Conference! This is my first conference in 5 years (took a baby break) and I‘m so glad to be able to see her! #alaac18

TrishB Sounds fab 👍🏻 4y
Louise Wow! Looks like @EchoLogical and I are already connected on Litsy! Let's connect on FB too! 4y
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TiredLibrarian This is amazing and I'm so sorry I can't go! 4y
Louise Looking forward to reading her book when it comes out! 4y
Dragon So very awesome! She will be such a great speaker, thank goodness you are going this year. 👍🐉 4y
LibrarianRyan Damn. I would have loved that. But I can only afford one and while I love ALA I love Book Expo more. 4y
tonyahoswalt I'm excited for this too! 4y
KathyWheeler Even though ALA is so close to me, I‘m not going for the entire conference — I‘m just going on Saturday because we are taking our staff to NO for the exhibits. (edited) 4y
CouronneDhiver Oh cool! 4y
Chelleo @KathyWheeler Exhibits is well worth a trip! I‘m hoping to maybe meetup with some local/library Littens while there! 4y
Chelleo @tonyahoswalt Will you be attending as well!? 🤗 4y
Chelleo @LibrarianRyan I‘ve never been to Book Expo!!! May have to do that one soon. 4y
KathyWheeler @Chelleo They definitely are! Most of our staff have never been, so we are having a “How to do ALA exhibits right, without breaking your back” boot camp for them before we head out. (edited) 4y
Chelleo @KathyWheeler excellent idea! Spectrum is hosting a Twitter Chat focused on tips for attending Annual 4y
KathyWheeler @Chelleo Thanks! Do you know the hashtag? 4y
Chelleo @KathyWheeler Yes, it‘s #alaspectrum @ala_spectrum I‘ll double check the date and time. 4y
tonyahoswalt @Chelleo Yes! I'm hoping to attend the opening session. I'll be there for the conference Sat, Sun, and Mon, and hopefully the closing session Tues as well. 4y
LibrarianRyan @Chelleo I did book Expo in 2016 because it was in Chicago and I missed Ala and PLA. Plus BEA is so much cheaper. I love ALA for its sessions but hate the floor. So hate the floor. And around here ILA is a joke unless you are a big library. If you are a small library with a small budget like 50% of our state they don't seem to care about you. ARSL (association of small and rural libraries) is having their conference in my town this year so maybe 4y
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mischa
Michelle Obama: A Life | Peter Slevin
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#funfridayphoto I've had this in my Audible TBR for ages but still haven't listened to it. Bonus points for Michelle being my actual name. 🙃

Josie Bonus points rewarded! 6y
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BooksForEmpathy
Michelle Obama: A Life | Peter Slevin
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Our poster-making afternoon before the march. We are silkscreening ours! #womensmarch

Sue 6y
saresmoore So cool! 6y
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LitsyFeministBookClub
Michelle Obama: A Life | Peter Slevin
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"The responsibility for educating a young person is not the student's responsibility alone, nor is it the job of the teacher alone, nor is it the obligation of the parents alone. It is a responsibility that belongs to all of us. Because we all reap the benefits when our citizens are well educated." —Jill Biden

Let's all be the teachers.

#Resist #AntiInauguration #ConstantVigilance

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Now that sounds like someone who should be head of the Department of Education.👍 6y
MariettaSG Absolutely! Yes! Let's ALL be teachers!🎉🎊Party! I ❤️ this. 6y
melissajayne I love these two awesome ladies. 6y
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DeborahSmall
Michelle Obama: A Life | Peter Slevin
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Michelle Obama for POTUS 2021 ✊🏻✊🏾✊🏽✊👍🏼❤️

ReadingSusan ❤️❤️ 6y
Bookzombie ❤️❤️ 6y
Elephantango I love her soooo! 6y
LauraBeth Grace, class and character 6y
Bette 👍❤️ 6y
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LitsyFeministBookClub
Michelle Obama: A Life | Peter Slevin
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Hate won't win.

❤️💛💚💜💙

We know today will be a hard day for many of us, so we would like to send love and support to all who want it. To help us stay positive, we will be posting several times throughout today and this weekend, including motivational things and resistance tools. We are in this together no matter how hard it gets. Be kind and look out for each other. ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

#Resist #AntiInauguration #ConstantVigilance

TheLondonBookworm ❤️🖤❤️💚🖤❤️💙📚📚📚📚📚📚📚 6y
HijackMe Be strong, be proud and keep your heads high, US Littens! 🌷♥️ 6y
TrishB Us UK littens are with you too ❤ 6y
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Marni ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you. My soul feels so heavy today. 6y
Notafraidofwords Thank you. I admit, I just want to stay home today. 6y
Dolly Difficult day today. I never thought we would be in a position like this in 2017. This day will take planning to get through with the least amount of anxious emotion. Breathe 💪💪🏻💪🏼💪🏽💪🏾💪🏿#loveTrumpsHate ❤️💕💔💕❤️ 6y
sprainedbrain Thank you! If only it were just one day we had to get through. We can do this together. 6y
Suet624 Be with people you love today or tonight. Hold each other close. Thankful that I spend my day with a three year old so I can play and distract myself. 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa And just as an aside......let the impeachment proceedings start date odds-makers start taking their bets. The more ammo he gives, the more I can see the Republicans in congress preferring Pence. It's going to be a long 4 years. 6y
Betty Thank you! I'm avoiding social media--no Facebook, no twitter, no tv except whatever movies hubby chooses. 6y
moranadatter Yes! Positive is the right way to go. 6y
rachelm Love love love to all of us. I'm off every social media this weekend except this. 6y
[DELETED] 1409720085 All the love to everyone! We are stronger than this. 6y
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JanuarieTimewalker13
Michelle Obama: A Life | Peter Slevin
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I'm loving this shirt right now and I'm so NOT a political type. This shirt brings me hope. Plus, I'm stacking the book and hoping this will be a reality.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Would work for me! 6y
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ApoptyGina69 Getting this shirt for sure!! 6y
Bette ❤️💙💜👍 6y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @ApoptyGina69 Cool !!! I also purchased it, although from what I've read, she's not interested, or wasn't interested, but you never know!! They had it in a pink also, which was beautiful, and black, but I liked the navy. 6y
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analdayreading
Michelle Obama: A Life | Peter Slevin
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Just the introduction has been enough to make me fall in love with Michelle Obama all over again and make me confident enough to say that this is an inspirational look at one of the most positive role models I can imagine and a woman who constantly challenges injustice.